|Type of Study:||Semi-structured interviews|
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Lanzi, A., Wallace, S. E., & Bourgeois, M. (2018). Group external memory aid treatment for mild cognitive impairment. Aphasiology, 1-17.
These files contain semi-structured interviews examining the continued use of preferred External Memory Aids (EMAs( and experiences of individuals with mild neurocognitive disorder (mNCD) who completed a group intervention 1.5 years prior to the interviews.
Participants completed six weekly group-treatment sessions. During the sessions, three categories (i.e., calendars, timers, and personal information) of EMAs were taught. Two non-congruent sessions were dedicated to each category. Treatment sessions included the three-step training program to teach the EMAs (Sohlberg & Mateer, 1989): exploration of aids, role-play, and instructions for home practice. Participant demographics appear in the table below. All six participants passed hearing and vision screenings.
Researchers used a questionnaire of 11 open-ended questions to guide the semi-structured interview 1.5 years post-treatment. The interview was completed individually during one session, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Question themes included: continued EMA use, metamemory, memory ability, treatment experiences, and strategy use. The interview questions were:
Note: Not all of the media files have yet been transcribed.